Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Mermaid

Martin Bässler brings us this mermaid figurine carved from a sperm whale's tooth. I feel a bit guilty appropriating an art object as a Mythos item, but his horribly inhuman interpretation of the classic mermaid is a perfect Deep One stand-in.


CoastConFan said...

Merfolk are not nice creatures according to most of the stories through history (sorry Disney), so appropriating this item to the Mythos is perfectly fine in my book. The work is very fine and the use of a whale’s tooth is correct for a sea-faring trinket like this.

Faux ivory whale teeth are available for carving quite reasonably. So now you make your own Cthonic carvings or scrimshaw and age it appropriately for a fanciful prop.

Naamah said...

Oh, that is gorgeous. And disturbing!